Former Pakistan women’s national cricket team captain Sana Mir has decided to take a break from international cricket. The 33-year-old wants to plan and reset her future objectives and targets during this break. So, she will be not available for the upcoming full limited-overs series against England women in Malaysia.
After making her international debut in December 2005, Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir has played 120 ODIs and 105 T20Is. The off-spinner has taken 151 ODI and 89 T20I wickets while the right-handed batter has also scored 1,632 ODI runs and 802 T20I runs.
The 33-year-old Sana Mir has now decided to take a break from international cricket. So, she will miss the upcoming limited-overs series against England women. She gives her best wishes to the teammate as she is confident that the Pakistan women’s cricketers will produce their best performances.
Mir said according to PCB press release, “I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as such, will not be available for selection for next month’s series against England. I will utilise this time to plan and reset my future objectives and targets.
“My best wishes will remain with the Pakistan national women’s team in the series against England and I am sure they’ll produce their best cricket.”
Sana Mir-less Pakistan women’s national cricket team will play three ODIs and three T20Is against England women
Pakistan women are getting ready to face England women in Malaysia for three-match ODI and three-match T20I series. The ODI series will run from 9th to 14th December 2019 and the T20I series will run between 17th and 20th December.
The upcoming ODI series is the part of 2017–20 ICC Women’s Championship. England women are currently in the second position in the points table of 2017–20 ICC Women’s Championship with 24 points and they are on the verge of securing their spot for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Meanwhile, Pakistan women must have need to win this series to remain in the contest of direct qualification for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup. At present, they are in the fifth position in the points table of 2017–20 ICC Women’s Championship with 15 points.